Despite it being a bit of a slow week in the world of financial news, we managed to find a few nuggets that hopefully you’ll find interesting.
Today we are talking about President Obama’s proposed budget for 2016…well not really. But we are discussing some of his proposed changes to how IRA’s are taxed–both in regard to Roth IRA conversions and to the repeal of stretch IRA provisions. No doubt both will prove to lightning rod issues for many.
Also, we’re taking a look at a grand experiment that is being funded by Peter Thiel that pays kids to drop out of college and dive into the world of entrepreneurship. It started a few years back and we have an update on its progress.
Institutional bond investors have decided now’s the time to buy bonds? Seems like they’re late to the party…no?
Finally, we look at some common mistakes and misconceptions surrounding life insurance beneficiaries. Yes, we know it’s not terribly interesting but it is very important, be sure not to skip it as it could save your heirs a ton of trouble and money.